Homeland Security


DHS drafts certification program for small business preparedness

The Homeland Security Department is circulating a draft proposal to set up a voluntary certification program so that small businesses can demonstrate their preparedness by meeting national standards.

Harris builds new radio communications for N.Y. county

Harris Corp. will upgrade public safety communications for Ontario County, N.Y., under a $9 million contract. The 15-site system is designed to seamlessly interoperate with neighboring jurisdictions, creating a regional capability.

SAIC, Northrop to enhance Navy integrated security system

Science Applications International Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. will provide the Navy with technical and engineering services and software enhancements under a five-year contract that has a combined value of about $38 million for both awardees.

First responders embrace social media

Contractors see an emerging market developing social media solutions to address emergency response needs.

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Border work brings unexpected career path

Gena Alexa of Unisys didn't expect to go into border control work, but her success has made a difference.

Five years after Katrina, government IT still feels storm's fury

Five years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, the region continues to rebuild and the federal government is still trying to fix information technology-related problems that the storm and its aftermath exposed.

Equifax targets federal market with new strategy

Equifax, known primarily as a credit reporting company, has launched a new strategy that targets agencies and systems integrators that will need its fiscal and identity management services.

ManTech wins $100M contract for FBI cybersecurity services

ManTech International Corp. will provide cybersecurity services to the FBI under a five-year contract that could be worth as much as $99.5 million.

SAIC to provide IT assistance to Navy sealift command

Science Applications International Corp. will provide information technology services to the Navy under a five-year award that has a total value of more than $49 million.

RISING STAR

Gena Alexa: Securing U.S. land borders

2010 Rising Star winner Gena Alexa led the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, a cross-agency program that uses radio frequency identification, license plate reader and biometrics technologies with Customs and Border Patrol intelligence systems to secure U.S. land borders.

SAIC scoops up airport security company

Acquisition brings SAIC more technology to automatically screen luggage for explosives.

Lockheed to aid DHS modeling and simulation program

Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems Company’s Advanced Technology Center to assist the DHS Science & Technology Directorate’s Complex Event Modeling Simulation and Analysis (CEMSA) project under a five-year, $7 million contract.

Money pit: $3B in cost overruns for Coast Guard's Deepwater procurement

The Coast Guard's Deepwater asset procurement program has seen its costs skyrocket while its performance capabilities degrade, according to a new report from the GAO.

SAS’ second recent acquisition builds intelligence sector

SAS has made its second major purchase within two months with the completion of its acquisition of Vision Systems & Technology Inc., a provider of analytic intelligence solutions to the U.S. intelligence community. Financial details were not released.

SRA continues to support FAA on airport technology research

SRA International Inc. will provide technical support to the Federal Aviation Administration under a five-year contract valued at approximately $57 million.

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